What better way to ring in the New Year than with a brand new series by a USA Today Best-selling Author?
Book One: COUNTDOWN: Grayson
He’s a retired boxer who finds a baby on his doorstep with the note “She’s yours.”
Except she isn’t. She can’t be. Or maybe she can.
What’s a guy to do but ask his single-mom next door neighbor for help?
Welcome to Book One in this new series by a USA Today best-selling author! COUNTDOWN: GRAYSON is a full-length, stand-alone novel in a brand new contemporary romance series, where every chapter is an hour in the countdown to find answers before it’s too late…
Retired boxer Grayson Hollister is trying his best to stay off the booze and run a successful martial arts center when he finds a baby on his doorstep. Uncertain who she or the mother might be, he enlists his next-door neighbor to help him find the answers.
Kara McGarrity runs the town’s food pantry and soup kitchen. A single mom who’s seen her share of abuse, the last thing she wants is to get involved with someone with a past like Grayson’s. But with a baby’s future at stake, her maternal instincts kick in.
Though both Grayson and Kara are determined to put the baby’s interests before their own, it’s only a matter of time before adrenaline and attraction take over. But the moment they let down their guard, a local threat they never suspected becomes a danger to them all…
Readers are raving about Book 1 in the COUNTDOWN series, available now:
“I love, love, love this book! Grayson’s character is flawed and that made me love him even more. The story was so full of the feels and I loved every word!” ~ Kim, Hot Tree Editing
“This was SOOOO good. I loved it. I think Grayson is my favorite hero of yours.” ~ Rebecca Clark, USA Today Bestselling Author
Grayson hadn’t planned to kiss her. In fact, all the way up the mountain, he’d reminded himself they were friends and neighbors, she was doing him a favor, and he’d be better off not falling into familiar patterns. Kara was different. She made him want to be different too, better, stronger, more responsible, more mature.
Until he got in the same damn room with her, and then all bets went out the window.
He wound his fingers through her long hair and pulled her close, deepening the kiss, feeling her respond to his touch. She slid her hands down his hips, then around to the small of his back, and when she tightened against him, he lost all control. A moan escaped his lips, and he moved his mouth to her jaw, then her neck, then her earlobe. He started nibbling. She started murmuring.
He wanted to taste every inch of her. He wanted to know what she looked like, felt like, beneath the plain clothes and the fantastic smile. He wanted to know what they’d feel like together, what a woman who wasn’t twenty-two and concerned about her looks or his money could do to and for and with him in bed. Her head fell back, and he lost himself in her scent and the feel of her in his arms.
“Grayson,” she whispered.
He twisted around. “What about her?”
She pulled back slightly, leaving herself in his embrace. “You don’t hear her fussing?”
He hadn’t heard anything at all. But when he looked at Jade, he saw a wrinkle on her face. Her cheeks were bright pink. A moment later, she burst into tears. “Oh. Shit.” He looked back at Kara. “I didn’t hear anything.” He felt like a fool.
“Maternal instinct,” she said as she extricated herself from his arms. “Did you know a baby’s cry is the sound most likely to wake up a woman? They’ve done studies to prove it and everything. We could sleep through a thunderstorm or a locomotive, but a cry from a newborn will have us up in no time.”
“Ah, no. I never heard that.” Honestly, he didn’t know much about how women ticked. He’d spent his life content to get them into bed and then get them off, and that was usually enough for them both.
“The sound most likely to wake a man is a car alarm,” she laughed. “Doesn’t that just figure? Someone could break into a house, kidnap a crying child, and a guy would never wake up. But if that same someone tried to steal the guy’s car, forget about it.”
He didn’t know what to say to that. It made him and the rest of his gender sound like a bunch of Neanderthals. Of course, if you looked at Grayson and the way he’d spent most of his adult life, that might not be too far from the truth. Sensitivity wasn’t a word anyone had ever used to describe him.
Kara put the baby to her shoulder and jounced softly. “She probably needs to burp. I should’ve done this right after her bottle.” She met Grayson’s gaze over Jade’s head. “I was a little distracted.”
Hell. She didn’t need to tell him about distraction. He could barely even focus on the words coming out of her mouth. He turned away, his hands laced at the back of his head, to catch his breath and regain his composure. He knew he should offer to help with Jade, but he wasn’t used to a kiss knocking him off-kilter that way. He needed a minute. As a teenager he’d gotten hard at the drop of a hat, sure, but years of brutal workouts, occasional steroid addictions, then all the drugs and alcohol had dulled his system. He’d forgotten what it could be like to get high just feeling a woman.
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Book Two: COUNTDOWN: Ethan
A crazed ex-boyfriend looking to get even.
Anything can happen in 24 hours…
Welcome to Book Two in this new series by a USA Today best-selling author! COUNTDOWN: ETHAN is a full-length, stand-alone novel in a brand new contemporary romance series, where every chapter is an hour in the countdown to find answers before it’s too late…
Tired of waiting for her boyfriend to commit, Dakota James travels 1000 miles to visit her best friend in Memphis. The only problem? She’s taken a piece of electronic evidence that connects her ex to a felony — and he’s tailing her to get it back.
Sports reporter Ethan Meriweather avoids romantic connections at all costs. When his friends convince him to go partying on Beale Street, he has plans for an early night. But all that changes when he meets Dakota.
As the evening unfolds, small talk turns to hopes, dreams, shared loss, and white-hot attraction. But when Dakota’s violent ex-boyfriend shows up, she and Ethan will have to make a decision, and take a stand, that could change both their lives forever.
***Note: This title was originally published in 2008 as One Night in Memphis and was an EPPIE Finalist. Cover and content revisions accompany this new version!
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Book Three: COUNTDOWN: Steele
How far will we go to protect the ones we love?
Welcome to Book Three in this new series by a USA Today best-selling author! COUNTDOWN: STEELE is a full-length, stand-alone novel in a brand new contemporary romance series, where every chapter is an hour in the countdown to find answers before it’s too late…
Steele Walker has one chance to save his job at the prestigious family newspaper. Terrorists have kidnapped a Hollywood star, and he’s landed an interview with the grieving mother. Even better, the scandalous granddaughter who hasn’t been heard from in years shows up on the doorstep. It’s the story of a lifetime, and all he has to do is deliver.
Kira March left home vowing never to return. But with her father kidnapped and her grandmother cracking under media pressure, it’s up to her to destroy all evidence of a guarded family secret. Yet as the hours pass, she finds herself falling for the very man who could destroy her. And when Steele comforts her in the wake of a midnight tragedy, he remembers why it’s a bad idea to get emotionally involved with an interview subject.
Especially when the family name is on the line.
***Note: This title was originally published in 2009 as One Night in Napa. Cover and significant content updates accompany this new version!
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